Top 5 Sleepers in Michigan State's 2012 Class

While Spartan fans are excited about the futures of Demetrious Cox and Monty Madaris in the recruiting class of 2012, its those under-the-radar players who didn't get as much publicity, and aren't household names who need to be given a second look. Here is SpartanDigest.com list of the "Top 5 Sleepers" in the Spartans class.

With four four-star recruits in Michigan State's class of 2012 some may feel it hard to find a sleeper or two. Here are five names to remember in the years to come we feel are the sleepers in the Spartans recruiting haul.

5. Kyle Kerrick, WR, 6-3, 185, Coatesville Area SHS, Coatesville PA

Kerrick has not received the attention as other wide receiver signees but should be a player to keep an eye on as he combines great physical size and athletic ability. Best football is ahead for Kerrick.

4. Kodi Kieler, OT, 6-5, 275, Oscar A. Carlson HS, Gilbraltar MI

Two-way player in high school, Kieler has the size to be a tackle in the Spartans offense after some fine tuning of his skills. Look for a redshirt year with some reshaping of his body and a player who could be a multi-year starter for the Spartans.

3. Ezra Robinson, CB, 6-0, 170, Booker HS, Sarasota, FL

Super athlete who has yet to play his best football. Robinson will give the Spartans depth at cornerback and also on special teams as a return guy. Tackling machine during his senior year where he posted 90 tackles.

2. Mark Meyers, S, 5-11, 180, Whitmer HS, Toledo, OH

Meyers will have a chance to be part of the Spartans special teams early in his career. Toledo knows they lost a good player when MSU offered Meyers a scholarship late in the process. Never hid he wanted to be a Spartan and was willing to wait until the very end before giving up hope. If not for the signing of Fennell, Meyers would have been at No. 1 on this list.

1. David Fennell, DT, 6-3, 275, Sunset HS, Portland, OR

How much of a sleeper was Fennell to the recruiting world? Most college programs didn't even know he existed until late in the process because he played three of his high school seasons in Calgary, Alberta. That's right, in Canada. The son of CFL Hall of Famer David "Doctor Death" Fennell, the Spartans are hoping the apple didn't fall far from the tree in signing the younger Fennell. On film Fennell looks like a great pickup for MSU. Keep an eye out for our breakdown on Fennell.


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